London versus Sydney, 1815-1823: the politics of colonial architecture
Rosenthal, Michael. (2008) London versus Sydney, 1815-1823: the politics of colonial architecture. Journal of Historical Geography, Vol.34 (No.2). pp. 191-219. ISSN 0305-7488Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2007.07.001
This paper investigates the architecture designed by transported convict, Francis Greenway, and erected under the reforming Governorship of General Lachlan Macquarie in Sydney from 1815 onwards. It analyses how that architecture articulated Macquarie's ideas on how the planning and fabric of the city could facilitate the policies of reformation that he was implementing, and shows how this could have been perceived as oppositional to British Government policy after 1815. It affects this principally through considering the report of Commissioner of Inquiry, John Thomas Bigge, who arrived in Sydney in 1819, other literary sources, and the urban fabric of Sydney itself. In addition, it considers contemporary thinking on the built environment and social control, particularly as manifested in Scotland. It closes with more general observations on the ways in which Sydney contrasted with London, which city was perceived as falling short of what was expected of a great metropolis, and how its early nineteenth-century evolution into a new type of city itself affected the way in which Sydney was perceived. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Historical Geography|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 191-219|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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